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Re: [VM] searching in mime encoded email

From: Uday Reddy
Subject: Re: [VM] searching in mime encoded email
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:36:13 +0000

Julian Bradfield writes:

> I have no idea what you're talking about! VM makes no assumptions at
> all about the character set of its folders, except that that message
> headers are (as required) in ASCII - many of my patches over
> the last few years have been removing the accidental cases where it
> failed to enforce its agnosticism.

I hope you are right, but I can't be sure.

> VM folders are simply binary files. The character set of a given
> message - or subpart of a message - is determined by its MIME charset.
> If you wanted, you could transcode all non-utf-8 parts to utf-8, but
> the folder would still be a binary file; it would just be a binary
> file that happened also to be valid utf-8 as a whole.

You have lost me there.  What do you mean by "binary"?


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